Osteoporosis is a silent disease. Bones become fragile and are more prone to fracturing. The condition is responsible for 1.5 million fractures annually in the United States. A majority of the fractures occur in the hip, spine, and wrist. Osteoporosis can progress unnoticed until a bone breaks. QCT testing allows for the early detection of bone loss. With this knowledge, numerous therapies can be implemented to slow or stop the progression of the disease.